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Copenhagen: Roskilde, Frederiksborg & Kronborg Day Tour

1. Copenhagen: Roskilde, Frederiksborg & Kronborg Day Tour

Enjoy a scenic sightseeing tour of North Sealand on an 8.5-hour excursion from Copenhagen, and visit the royal monuments of Kronborg Castle and Frederiksborg Castle and the World Heritage site of Roskilde Cathedral. Ideal for those who want to explore further than the city center to see as much as possible of historic Denmark, but are short of time, you will travel in a small group for a more personalized experience. The tour includes time to explore the imposing exteriors and interiors of Frederiksborg and Kronborg castles, the latter set on the banks of the Sund between Denmark and Sweden, and most notable as the site of Elsinore in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Soak up the romantic setting of Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød, surrounded by a beautiful lake and gardens. The guide will take you to Roskilde to visit Roskilde Cathedral, the burial site of 39 Danish kings and queens, including Ingrid of Sweden, spouse of Denmark’s Frederick IX, father of the current Queen Margrethe II. The last stop on your tour will be the Viking Ship Museum to see rebuilt models and excavated ships from the days when the Vikings rampaged their way - and conquered - much of Western Europe and the North Atlantic. Please note, that between November and March and most of April, the tour does not include a visit to the Cathedral's interior but rather a walk around the impressive structure and an introduction to the Cathedral's place in history.

Central Copenhagen: 2-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

2. Central Copenhagen: 2-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

Discover the sites of central Copenhagen on a 2-hour walking tour. With a local by your side, you’ll learn about the city’s culture, see important historical sites, and stop by lesser-known gems.  The tour kicks off from Kafferiet, one of Copenhagen’s most charming coffee houses. Arrive 10 minutes before the tour start time and you can grab a cup of coffee or another beverage if you’d like to take it along. From the coffee house, your expert guide will take you on a historical highway with tales that will enthrall you. Hear about the greatest moments of Copenhagen’s rich 1000-year long history. It all starts at one of the most iconic fortifications called Kastellet. From there head through a lush, green park that commemorates the heroes of World War II. Encounter one of Copenhagen’s most impressive fountains called the Gefion Fountain. As you walk past, go by a boardwalk with an amazing view of the harbor. Say hi to the iconic Little Mermaid and hear why she’s more epic than you might imagine. Afterward, visit Amalienborg and see the Royal Palace. Here your guide will let you in on insider stories about the Royal Guards and awe-inspiring tales about the royals that only those who have been in the guard know about. You will even get to play a little game that will test your observational skills about where the current head of the Danish royal family, Daisy, lives. Next, walk to the picturesque harbor canal, New Harbor. Get a very special point of view for a memorable photo. Don’t hesitate to ask your guide in assisting in capturing that picture-perfect image. Continue down a little alleyway and walk across one of Copenhagen's most famous squares. Stretch your neck back and admire the spire of one of Copenhagen's most spectacular churches. This will conveniently lead you to the palace that serves as the Danish parliament today. Learn all about Danish politics and its all-encompassing welfare society. Also hear why it has helped earn the Danish the title as some of the happiest people in the world years in a row. The tour ends here at a beautiful square, conveniently located right next to the main pedestrian street right in the heart of Copenhagen close to busses, taxis, and metro lines.

Copenhagen: Guided Segway Tour with Live Commentary

3. Copenhagen: Guided Segway Tour with Live Commentary

Take 2-hour Segway Tour of Copenhagen and experience the city via a unique mode of transport that is both fun and great for the environment. The 2-wheeled, self-balancing vehicles are easy to use. You will have live commentary all the way through the tour via wireless helmet headsets linked directly to your expert guide. They will share a unique perspective on what life is like in one of the world’s most livable cities. The 2 hour option is very popular, as you get to cover 80% of all the sights Copenhagen has on offer. See the sculpture of The Little Mermaid, settle in at Amalienborg - The Royal Palace, and learn everything worth knowing about why Danes are considered some of the happiest people at The Parliament at Christiansborg Palace, among other fun and interesting stories. You can expect to experience The Old Stock Exchange, Nyhavn, the Gefion Fountain and the Game of Thrones worthy Citadel. A Segway Tour is a really great way to get your bearings over Copenhagen and guests often comment that it as a must-do early in your visit. Plus you’ll be able to get so much closer to the sights than cars and busses can while you experience the city in a cool and fun way. Of course you will also be able to stop at some of the largest sights for photo opportunities, where you’re most welcome to ask your guide about anything you like. The tour ends, conveniently, right next to the main pedestrian street Strøget. You can then rent a bike and store your luggage for free for the day. Before you head off, ask your guide for 1-on-1 recommendations.

Copenhagen: Self-Guided Mystery Tour Christiansborg Castle

4. Copenhagen: Self-Guided Mystery Tour Christiansborg Castle

Solve an authentic true-crime mystery and explore the stunning surroundings around Christiansborg Palace during this interactive, self-guided tour. Compete in groups and see if you have what it takes to solve the crime first. The year is 1914. You are a criminal investigator, operating in Copenhagen, solving murders and other crimes, when you suddenly receive a strange letter. An important person is reported missing, and your help is required The sight that reveals itself afterward in a tent you're led to at Christiansborg Palace is horrifying: illuminated by torches you see a cut-off hand! Who is the owner of the hand? What happened to this person? Who is the culprit? The riddles you have to solve and the clues you have to find are all connected to the surroundings of Christiansborg Palace. Discover Christiansborg Palace as you go whilst solving puzzles and learning tidbits about the local history. Solve this murder mystery and find out. Much is at stake!

"Cph best sights" - Self-Guided Audio Tour

5. "Cph best sights" - Self-Guided Audio Tour

Start your audio adventure whenever and wherever you want. We have put together stories from the most popular sights in Copenhagen. The voice from the audio guide is automatically triggered when you are near the places we have selected for you. During this almost two-hour audio guide you will experience and hear stories about Christiansborg Palace, which formed the framework for Copenhagen's first castle from 1167 and the first royal castles from the Middle Ages to the current castle from 1927. Among other things, you will be led to and hear the stories of one of Denmark's oldest gardens and castles - The royal garden and Rosenborg Castle. In addition, you will follow in the footsteps of the world-famous Danish fairytale poet Hans Christian Andersen in Nyhavn and hear where he has lived in his time in Copenhagen. We will also pass Amalienborg Castle, where Denmark's royals live today. You also get close to the fairytale poet's mermaid, who looks out over the harbor entrance to the Port of Copenhagen. The audio guide also contains stories about the social experiment freetown Christiania, which is the second most visited place after Tivoli. This was just a selection of the stories of the stories in the audio guide, which contains both facts, dramatic stories and stories about important people who have helped to make Copenhagen and Denmark the country we know today.

Copenhagen: Private Full-Day City Tour with Food Tastings

6. Copenhagen: Private Full-Day City Tour with Food Tastings

Explore Copenhagen on this private full-day tour with a guide. Admire the city's culture, history, gastronomy, architecture, and pioneering social and urban development. Combine the highlights of the city with hidden spots that only a local can show you. From the iconic Round Tower to the oldest streets and corners of Copenhagen's old town. Meet your guide at the central fountain in Kultorvet Square and begin your tour of Copenhagen. Visit Christiansborg Palace, the former Royal residence and now the headquarters of the Danish Parliament. Enjoy a tasting of the Danish cuisine in its magnificent tower while having a privileged view of the city. Walk between canals on the island of Christianshavn. Visit the Church of Our Saviour, a baroque building famous for its spiral outdoor staircase. Explore Freetown Christiania, a community located in the heart of the Danish capital. Learn about this self-governing and independent community, where more than a thousand people live together in peace and away from social norms. After your visit to Christianshavn, relax by the canal and watch the boats as they pass by in the colorful port of Nyhavn, one of Copenhagen's more famous travel destinations. Then visit Rosenborg Castle, King's Gardens, and the Marble Church. Make your last food-tasting stop for a Danish pastry. Savor your delicious pastry and have a coffee before visiting Amalienborg, the official residence of the Kings of Denmark. From the gardens, you can admire an architectural gem on the other side of the canal, the Copenhagen Opera House. Go along the river and see the Kastellet, a fortress built in the 17th century. Visit the Gefion Fountain, a symbol of the history of the Danish capital, where you can make a wish. Your last stop is the Little Mermaid, a symbol that represents Copenhagen. Before saying goodbye, your guide will take you to the train or boat station to make sure you can get back to the city center without any problems.

Copenhagen: Private City Walking Tour with Canal Tour Ticket

7. Copenhagen: Private City Walking Tour with Canal Tour Ticket

Don't miss this walking city tour of Copenhagen coupled with a relaxing canal tour. The city of Copenhagen is small enough to be discovered on foot, which is also the best way to get the most up-close and personal experiences of the city. Your journey starts as you meet your guide at City Hall Square, where he will briefly introduce the city. Make your way through the old and new streets, bringing history and the present together. See the Amalienborg Palace, the square of Kongens Nytorv and Christiansborg Castle, among other beautiful sights. Then, continue on your journey through the city with a boat tour through the canals of the city. Departing from Nyhavn, pass by the famous Little Mermaid statue; the Royal Opera House, designed by Henning Larsen for culture fans and daredevils alike; Christiansborg Palace, the center of Copenhagen's power for more than 800 years; Paper Island, full of everything from warehouses to international street food and the Circle Bridge, more of an art installation than a bridge. Pass by these beautiful parts of the city and more on this relaxing cruise, the perfect way to finish off your day exploring Copenhagen.

Copenhagen City & Christiansborg Palace Private Walking Tour

8. Copenhagen City & Christiansborg Palace Private Walking Tour

Visit one of the most impressive monuments in Copenhagen on a private half-day walking tour of the city center. Look behind the scenes of the seat of the Danish Parliament and discover the hidden grandeur of Christiansborg Palace on a guided tour of the historical monument. Then, explore the streets of the city to get to know the locals. Experience first-hand why the Danish are known as the happiest people in the world and their capital city is acclaimed for its high quality of life.  See the colorful houses of the 17th-century waterfront Nyhavn district. Discover where the author of The Little Mermaid, Hans Christian Andersen lived, and go to pretty Grey Friars Square (Gråbrødretorv) to look at the pastel-colored buildings.

From Copenhagen: Private 5-Hour Frederiksborg Castle Tour

9. From Copenhagen: Private 5-Hour Frederiksborg Castle Tour

On this private tour to Frederiksborg Castle, your guide is at hand to answer all your questions. A professional guide will make sure that you get a perfect personal overview over this true heart of Danish royal history.  Meet your guide in late morning at Copenhagen Central Station and travel approximately 40 minutes to Frederiksborg Castle. Enjoy the wonderful surroundings of the castle lake, as well as the path up to the palace itself, before entering one of the most important art collections of Renaissance-period Denmark. It had humble roots and started as a little hunting mansion under Frederik II in the late 1500s. After a huge fire, it was resurrected and housed the most important art collection of the world’s oldest monarchy at the start of the 1900s. This timeless castle impresses with its beautiful layout and artwork.

Castles: Kronborg (Hamlet) & Frederiksborg

10. Castles: Kronborg (Hamlet) & Frederiksborg

Frederiksborg and Hamlet´s castles are situated in the north of Zealand, around 40 kms away from Copenhagen. You will visit the castle where Hamlet took place and Federico II held the most the well-known parties during the 16th century in the north of Europe and the castle that Christian IV converted into the most astonishing Renaissance castle. Today you will be picked up at your hotel at 9 am. Then you will be driven to Hamlet´s Castle, where you will learn everything about the Sound Dues, Hamlet, Holger Danske and where the most pompous parties used to take place. After Kronborg, you will have the opportunity to admire the great Renaissance castle, Frederiksborg, its beauty and its Baroque gardens. Here you will learn about the magnificence of this castle built as a hunting castle and converted in a National Museum during the 19th century. After this wonderful day full of stories about Danish history, you will end the tour at your hotel.

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4.6 / 5

based on 118 reviews

I really recommend this tour. It’s complete as you visit 2 castles, 1 UNESCO classified church, 1 museum and the priceless sight of Denmark countryside. The guide was very funny and always put the stories into context. The tour is not very big so you can easily ask questions. It is adapted to every ages and can be beneficial for kids and adults. In terms of physicality, the tour does not require a lot of effort so it adapts to a lot of people.

Very well organized trip, in time everywhere, despite of the multiple sites to be visited. Very knowledgeable guide, Frank, passionate and obviously enjoying his job. Fabulous castles and amazing discoveries, the Viking ships in Roskilde. Must see! Also, the Roskilde Cathedral with the tombs of the Danish kings is a real lesson about Danish history. I strongly recommend the trip.

Tutto perfetto, la guida molto puntuale all’orario del punto di incontro. La guida persona professionale, preparato, cortese, molto attento alle esigenze dei partecipanti. Ci ha lasciati davanti all’hotel come gentilmente richiesto. Consigliatissimo a tutti.

Nick did an amazing job, was super knowledgeable, and made the 8.5 hour trip go by super fast with his expert understanding of the history of Denmark. highly recommended!

Great tour. It was very relaxing leaving the logistics to someone else. Only wish we'd had more time at the Viking museum at the end.